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12:29 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Anti-Abortion Group Defends Bishop Tobin’s Mandela Comment

Rhode Island Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has taken a lot of heat for criticizing Nelson Mandela. Two days after Mandela died Tobin issued a statement calling his legalization of abortion “shameful.”

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But now Tobin supporters are speaking out. The anti-abortion American Life League has put out a statement thanking Tobin. The statement said Tobin had the courage to point out the “shameful irony” between Mandela’s promotion of abortion and his stance against apartheid.

Earlier this week, the Washington DC based group “Catholics United” said Tobin’s comments reflect a level of tone deafness that is tragic. 

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